Monday, March 13, 2023

Train Stop in Brandon

 Red Mountain Entertainment issued the following press release. 


Anonymous said...

Is that Tom Cruise on the left?

MBrookes said...

To 11:43. Only if he is standing on a box. Tom Cruise is a little bitty short guy.

Anonymous said...

Pat Monaghan lead singer on the left

Anonymous said...

They put on a really good show in the 90s. I may have to give them another shot!

Anonymous said...

@ 11:43 AM -- Yes, and Emily Sieferth-Sanders right there in the middle. She can do anything.

Anonymous said...

finally a band worth seeing this year at the ampitheater.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of these people. Never.

Anonymous said...

12:28! I laughed so hard I farted! Dammit boy !! That’s the comment of the day.

Anonymous said...

They don't have that guitar player anymore, the Mr. Clean type dude Jimmy Stafford. Sad!

Anonymous said...

I must have been stoned during that decade. Never heard of them.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I thought Amtrak was making a stop in Brandon.

Anonymous said...

A band I can see without a dip cup? Say it ain’t so, Brandon!

Anonymous said...

2:54 & 3:21 - The songs that received significant radio play include 'Hey, Soul Sister', 'Drops Of Jupiter', and 'Meet Virginia'. They are, in my opinion, sort of a light rock band. Their songs that I like tell a story, such as the three songs listed.

Anonymous said...

Make sure you are 2 hours early.

I was there one hour before EWF sitting on the damn bridge over 1-20. Sitting for one hour and the Brandon PD never came to speed up traffic. Missed 1/3 of the concert with $200 tickets is no fun.

Won't ever be back.

Anonymous said...

Brandon PD directs traffic to the amphitheater from the Hwy 18. That is the closest route from I-20.
Have you ever looked at a Map before? You literally went the wrong way and blame Brandon!

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad @11:36PM. I live about 2 miles from the amphitheater, and I've never been (and have no plans of going). I know all too well how much of a cluster-fuck traffic is getting in and out of there. Also, there ain't no band in the history of man worth seeing for $200/ticket (IMO).

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed this isn't an actual train.

Anonymous said...

I've been to the Brandon Amphitheatre quite a few times. It's a well done venue -- sound and video screens are solid, vending is reasonable, and traffic flows smoothly in and out. The only downside is that some of the remote parking areas are a hike. Shuttles would be nice when the performer demographics are skewed toward the aging boomer market.

Anonymous said...

I've been to several concerts and other than Dave Matthews (first attendance) I thought the traffic was pretty well organized for a large event.

But the assholes will always complain so no need to worry about that.

I do agree that some of the remote parking would be awesome to shuttle from. And I do think they need a dedicated Uber lane for drop off and pick up.

But overall, I was impressed at each of the many shows I have attended. We are very lucky to have such a well managed venue.

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